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First attempt with DSLR on the moon


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Hi Folks. I finally got to have a go with my DSLR last night after weeks of rubbish weather. I'm using a 150PDS on manual mount and an EOS1000D (remote operation via EOS Utility) with 2.5x PM.

This was the best of the batch. I'm reasonably happy with the result but couldn't get the whole image in focus. Is this just limitations of the setup I'm using or could it be an issue with the OTA collimation? Also, is there a difference between shooting in black and white or shooting in colour then editing the image to black and white?

 

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Nice pic!

It's sharp in the middle, and soft round the edges - you need a Coma corrector or field flattener - a bit pricey, but essential for getting an in focus image across the frame when used with a DSLR / telescope combo.

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16 hours ago, Clarkey said:

Baader MPCC's regularly come up second hand for around £80 There are some on a Astro Buy And Sell now.

Thanks. I want to keep it below the £200 mark so that could be a good option. Would there be much difference between that and the SW one?

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